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] martha: thanks, guys. we start with this fox news alert. egypt's disgraced former president hosni mubarak could be released from prison as early as this week as prosecutors cleared him of his corruption case as egypt continues to spiral into chaos. gregg: that news coming as there is new bloodshed in egypt with the execution-style killings of 20 policemen in the sinai. >> the best way to solve this problem is to write a new constitution where everyone has a say. and to have new elections. if they hadn elections muslim brotherhood could get creamed. if they don't, al qaeda will come in. that means gas prices go up. the suez canal gets compromised. this is a disaster in the making. martha: an estimated 1,000 people have been killed in these clashes between supporters of the muscle * and the government security forces. we have seen violence if alex and dria and -- in alexandria. the government has banned vigilante groups and say they will not tolerate any more violence. gregg: what's cairo like so far? >> reporter: it appears the muslim brotherhood's so-called week of rage has fizzled. the a
in syria. we all await his decision as does the world. martha: we have new reports from the "wall street journal" that the white house is moving quickly on this because they have reason to believe syria is planning to launch another chemical attack in the country's largest city aleppo. wait wants to accomplish with action. molly henneberg is live at the white house leading our coverage. what is the white house saying? >> the u.s. has to get involved because the world community cannot leave a chemical attack or chemical attacks plural unanswered. but the white house says the goal is not to out of syrian president bashar al-asaad. even though the obama administration believes this is not the only chemical weapons attack by the regime this year. >> the options being considered by the president and his national security team are not around the question of whether chemical weapons were used in syria on a massive scale causing death and injury to innocents women and children. its many not whether they are responsible, it's what is the he appropriate response to this clear violation of internat
-bye, everybody. nice to be with you. martha: thanks, you guys. well, dramatic 911 call that turned what could have been a mass school tragedy into peaceful outcome. what a story this is today. we're now hearing exactly how a school bookkeeper came face-to-ce with a mad gunman. there was a scene of panic as everybody ran out of that school. she talked him off the ledge. she talked him into surrender. much good morning, everybody, i'm martha maccallum here in "america's newsroom." what a story this is. gregg: incredible courage. i'm gregg jarrett in for bill hemmer. listen to the hero of this story. her name is antoinette toff. she came face-to-face with the shooting suspect, michael brand done hill. >> oh i'm in the front office. he went outside to start shooting. [gunfire] can i run? >> can you get somewhere safe? >> yeah. i got to go. and he's coming back. >> put the phone down. >> okay. she said she is getting police to tell him to back off for you, okay? >> tell them to stop all movement. >> okay. okay. >> stop all movement now on the ground. stop all movement on the ground. he said don't
." martha: big one. bill: shocker. are you surprised? i'm thoroughly stunned. martha: you wonder what the next shoe to drop is. i'm martha maccallum. the nsa reportedly intercepted calls from americans on american soil. many times they say it was by accident. sometimes an area code was a mix-up between egypt and washington, d.c. but either way, when these mistakes were made, although we've been told that the government tried to be as transparent as possible, nobody was told that those mistakes were made and the information that we got in this report from the "washington post" last night comes from edward snowden, the man who leaked the initial information about the nsa program and now has temporary asylum in russia. bill: funny how that works, huh? senior white house foreign affairs correspondent wendell goler is on vacation with the president at martha's vineyard. actually wendell's working. the president is on vacation. what's the white house saying about this, wendell? >> reporter: the white house appears to have been blindsided by this sorry. officials are referring reporters to t
know what that is, martha? martha: what? bill: that's a bear market, folks. claim by an economist who says the national debt which stands just shy of 17 trillion isn't even close to what the government and you the taxpayer really owe. oh joy. martha: fantastic. bill: i'm bill hemmer. welcome to "america's newsroom." martha: and i'm fine. i'm martha maccallum. good morning, everybody. the gentleman who came with this is james hamilton. he is a economics professor at university of california at san diego. and he claims that the true national debt is more like 70 trillion dollars. and that the government has been low balling us for years according to him by keeping certain debt off the books. bill: with the government on the hook for ious like social security and medicare and pension promises across the country, combined with an aging population, america could be in a whole lot of hurt. charles payne, fox business network. 70 trillion, do you buy that, charles? >> bill, not only do i buy it i think that number is on the low side. bill: the real number could be higher than 70 trillion? ho
mt. vernon love story by mary higgins clark. and she said that -- that no one ever called martha washington martha. she was always called patsy as lady bird johnson was never called claudia. so i was just wondering, you mentioned in his letters when he referred to her in his letter that it was just mentioned on the telephone that he did call her patsy. and i also wanted to mention that in the story that i'm reading about martha and george washington that the house, mt. vernon, was originally the home of his half brother, george washington's half brother. that he lived in a smaller farm. and i wondered if you are going to talk anything about his years as a surveyor or is this really about the years with martha as an adult? >> thank versus much. this is actually martha washington's time in the sun. so we won't talk about george's early career. what about the nickname patsy? >> patsy, pat, patty were the nicknames for martha in those days just as peg or peggy is a nickname for margaret. the martha nickname has fallen out of favor. nobody was named patricia back then. the only patsie
its investigation into this tragic plane crash. martha? >> jonathan, thank you. >>> another fox news alert right now to a federal courtroom in our nation's capital where jess jessie jackson, jr. was just sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison. jackson will be receiving congressional disability pay despite his resignation. he's asked that his wife, sandra, be given probation and both of them apparently choked back tears as they addressed the judge this morning. the pair were apparently raking in a combined salary of some $300,000 at the time that they were spending the campaign cash and clearly mingling it for private expenses with political ones. that's the latest. 2 1/2 years for jesse jackson, jr. >>> a teenager at the center of a national manhunt apparently going public a mere 48 hours after her rescue. hannah anderson apparently taking to the internet to answer questions about what happened calling her captor a psycho and saying that he deserved what he got. the 40 year old who was a very close family friend before all of this started was shot dead by the police when they found him.
a direct hit on the united states? our martha raddatz is in the region with the news. >>> extreme weather forcing children to cool off in ice cubes, schools closed in six states and out west have fearless firefighters stopped the blaze near yosemite. >>> watch dog, we find $1 million of taxpayer money going to waste in a closet. trying to get action tonight. >>> hidden world, the closed life of the amish, is it finally exposed and is there really an amish mafia? >> good evening. as we begin tonight, the clock is ticking on u.s. military action in syria. the white house says a decision is near and u.s. war ships are in position. and the rest of the world is also joining the debate about what kind of action and exactly when. the goal, to stop a man using brutal chemical weapons 5,000 miles away. abc's martha raddatz has it all from the middle east. >> reporter: he is the man at the center of this horror. a brutal dictator who the vice president said today is undeniably responsible for gassing his own innocent people. >> there is no doubt who is responsible for this heinous use of chemical w
more. he's on martha's vineyard, that's where the president is because he's on vacation. dan, everybody has been waiting for the president to come out and say something about egypt and they're all wondering one thing. will the president finally say that what's happened in egypt was a coup? >> well, you know, it's unclear whether the president will go that far. the white house is saying a determination was made that it should not be called a coup in the interest of the united states. but as you pointed out, he will be hearing from the president for the first time on this issue. the white house saying that the president will make a statement to the pool cameras at 10:15. now, that will be tape, it will not be live. a few minutes after that before we get a chance to see that videotape to hear exactly what the remarks are from the president. so far the face on this story for the administration has been secretary of state john kerry. yesterday, he held a briefing with reporters. that's when he condemned the violence in egypt. talked about the need for restraint for the egyptian interim gover
spending the day at martha's kitchen, it's that good work and easy work are far from the same thing. and something jose garcia can demonstrate for you with a meat slicer and a few dozen pounds of roast pork. >> i've been on it for about an hour and a half, and i've got about 45 minutes still. >> reporter: that still is a lot of sliced meat, but the folks at martha's kitchen are going to need it not to mention the 00s of potatoes and gallons of soup to go with t because when they open their doors later this day, 300 people are going to come through them, looking for a meal. it's a drill that is practiced twice a week at this location, san jose's sacred heart church, yet, still is only a frack shun of what they do around here. thanks in large part to the influence of martha's kitchen's executive director. after a career at high tech firms like ibm, apple and hp, shy got some bad news back in the early part of the last decade. >> what i thought was a devastating event of my life, when i got laid off, it was actually a blessing. >> reporter: a blessing, because she says while she always
sunshine up in martha's vineyard yesterday and the president took advantage of it. a long round of -- five-hour round of golf in. then out for cocktails last night. out for dinner with the first lady and friends and they stayed at the restaurant until 11:30 last night. shut it down. today, we don't know what's on the schedule. hasn't been to the beach yet at martha's vineyard. hopefully get beach time in there, a good swim in the ocean. back here in d.c., having voted 40 times to repeal obamacare, republicans are now running around the country in their town halls promising to shut down the government if they don't defund obamacare. nut jobs like ted cruz in the senate and tom mcclintock in the house leading the fight on that. and each, the situation getting worse and worse with the murder of almost 300 protestors yesterday. find out more on current tv. this show is about analyzing, criticizing, and holding policy to the fire. are you encouraged by what you heard the president say the other night? is this personal, or is it political? a lot of my work happens by doing the things that i'm gi
children try on gas masks. martha raddatz is there. >>> tonight the yo-yo sale. our brian ross fighting to keep you from paying more money on a car you just bought. >> you sold her a car and now you want her to pay more for it. >> no. >>> good evening. as we come on the air tonight we have breaking news. the president has moved the nation one step closer to military action against syria. he said he is certain that the order to fire those chemical weapons came directly from the syrian government. and he seemed to leave little doubt that america is moving toward action. the mid east region is on a new kind of alert tonight and abc's martha raddatz is there in jerusalem. >> reporter: thousands of syrians fleeing damascus as president obama leaves no doubt tonight in an interview with pbs that syria's president assad has crossed a red line. >> when countries break international norms on weapons like chemical weapons that could threaten us, they will be held accountable. >> reporter: the president said he has not yet made a decision to strike, but if one is launched, it would be aimed at pre
their partnership with martha stewart. there are high stakes for everyone involved. so terrell brown is here with the story. >> attorneys for macy's and jv penny faced off in a courtroom, all for rights to sell merchandise endorsed by one of the world's most recognizable homemakers. attorneys for macy's and jcpenneys had closing arguments. all over their partnerships with media mogul martha stewart. the suit alleges that martha stewart living omnimedia breached at exclusive 2006 contract with macy's when it inked a separate merchandising deal with jcpenney three years later. mark epstein, who represented jcpenney, said the entire case came down to a poorly written contract. but macy's attorney argued the deal's intention was to harm macy's. at stake is the right to sell martha stewart branded products like bedding and cook wear at jcpenney stores. something stewart has been eager to do after her parent company endured its fifth straight year of financial losses. >> martha stewart wants to rapidly expand its retail brand in order to make up for losses in its media
at the beginning, exploring the life and times of martha washington. >> martha washington was george washington's confidant. >> she was a person very absorbed in duty and very capable. but she didn't like that. she called herself a prisoner of state. >> by the same token that every step washington took to find the office, so in a very real sense kit be said everything martha washington did like wise. >> it was a business-like relationship, but not i think without affection. i thinkth
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welker in martha's vineyard with the president. any indication what we'll hear from the president this morning? >> well, i think you will here president obama continue to condemn the violence in the strongest possible terms, sort of reiterating what secretary of state john kerry came out and said yesterday. i don't expect that he will announce a major shift in u.s. policy, chris, however, i wouldn't rule out that we will hear slightly new rhetoric today and possibly some new steps that the administration plans to take. we know that the administration has been reviewing the $1.3 billion in military aid that you just mentioned. we also know that they are considering delaying a military exercise called the bright star military exercise. this is a biannual event which includes the united states and other countries, involves thousands of air and ground forces from the u.s. it's set to take place next month. so this would be a strong symbol of u.s. opposition to the violence, and the ongoing unrest in egypt if the united states were to delay this event. those are some of the things that
the crisis in syria and we begin with abc's chief global affairs correspondent, martha raddatz, with what the white house says are reasons something must be done. >> reporter: in the situation room this morning, the president's national security team huddled to discuss options in syria, and this afternoon, his secretary of state presented the most forceful case for a military strike to date. >> what we choose to do or not do, matters in real ways to our own security. some cite the risk of doing things. we need to ask, what is the risk of doing nothing? >> reporter: calling syria's president a thug and murderer who gassed his own people while they slept. kerry laid out detailed human intelligence, satellite tracking that showed rocket trajectory, communications intercepts and orders to syrian troops. >> we know that the syrian regime elements were told to prepare for the attack by putting on gas masks and taking precautions associated with chemical weapons. >> reporter: but it's the images and the stories from the survivors that are clearly the most compelling. and that number. 1,429. 1,42
video of the president in martha's vineyard stopping to pick up lunch in oak bluffs. the president greeted the crowd there, as you saw, headed over to the restaurant and put his order in. meantime, we're learning more about the president's plans next week. the white house announcing the president will be taking a two-day bus tour through new york and pennsylvania. nbc news white house correspondent kristen welker is traveling with the president. she joins us now from the vineyard. what more can you tell us about the stoppins the president's go to make? >> reporter: thomas, good afternoon. we understand he's going to make several stops next week, including to scranton, buffalo, syracuse, and binghamton. the white house hasn't confirmed those stops yet. we do know that he's going to be traveling to those places to talk about the economy. this is really a part of his broader economy tour. as you'll recall before he started vacation, he made a number of stops, five total, talking about the economy, mapping out policies he would like to see. he called for winding down fannie mae and fre
. standing at 40%. it's not surprising, considering his decision to vacation at martha's vineyard while egypt is spiraling out of control. the president did emerge from the shadows of martha's vineyard to deliver a brief statement on the crisis in cairo. he spent all of six minutes, about 600 people dead, thousands injured. he announced the u.s. was canceling an exercise. he took a moment to compare egypt, yes egypt to the united states of america. oh, really, watch this. >> we recognize that change takes time. and that a process like this is never guaranteed. there are examples in recent history of countries that are transitioned out of a military government towards a democratic government and did not always go in a straight line and the process was not always smooth. there are going to be false starts. there will be difficult days. america's democratic journey took us through mighty struggles to perfect our union. >> a few short moments after makes those quite ignorant remarks, guess where the commander in chief was spotted. after that, he was playing golf on the golf course. which leaves m
on his feet later on sunday morning. >> >> and at least just for starters. martha teichner looks up to birdhouses, finds an old neighborhood in china enjoying new life, and erin moriarty takes us on a tour of imaginative roof gardens and schlessinger shows us state of the art offices and more, but first let's go to don dahler in the newsroom for the sunday morning headlines. >> good morning, it is august 25th, 2013. in california, a massive wildfire continues to spread along the northwest edge of yosemite national park, the 203 square mile blaze is so large it is threatening the power and water supply to san francisco 200 miles to the west. in washington yesterday, president obama met with top advisors to consider a military response to the alleged use of chemical weapons in syria. reports say at least 322 peopler including 54 children were killed in wednesday's attack. the assad government denies responsibility saying rebel forces also yesterday tens of thousands of people packed the national mall in our nation's capital to commemorate the 50th anniversary wednesday of martin luthe
for us. let me start with you, martha and ask you about the president's decision. we saw what happened in parliament yesterday, and david cameron, we know if we go, we go without the support of other countries, maybe france, that's it at the moment. martha, what kind of gamble is the president taking by waiting until congress comes back, debates and weighs in. >> well, i was surprised at what he said today, and giving this tell graphing of time. i think the congress should have been called back on the 22nd of september, the day after we knew that it happened. there are three concerns that we have very quickly. we've got to be sure that they aren't moving these chemical weapons, those are things we need to be aware of. we need to be assure that israel doesn't get attacked. finally, we really don't know what russia is going to do. and they have tried to play the good cop bad cop while they've been supporting hezbollah. there's a lot of questions that need to be asked, i don't think tell graphing the times is the best way to do it. >> this is not really a barm issue. this is an issue, and
, martha raddatz. martha, we're hearing that they're ready to go alone. but hoping to put together some time of coalition. >> reporter: they are. time is running out, george. the president wishes he didn't have to go it alone. but he's entirely willing to do that. we have the warships, and cruise missiles, and a fifth destroyer packed with cruise missiles in the mediterranean. >> so much signaling now that it will be a strike. that's giving the syrians warnings and plenty of ability to prepare and counter that. >> reporter: there's reports out of syria, that the syrian regime is moving important people, experts, out of important buildings and airfields. and reports they are bringing busloads of other people in. that might mean they would have images of dead people they would say were caused by the bombs. or try to use them as human shields. which probably wouldn't work. >> the other big question, what kind of retaliation should the united states and the west expect in the event of a syrian strike? and you just came from israel, which is clearly going to be one of the first targets. >> r
forward to it. >>> it is vacation time for president obama, but before the president left for martha's vineya vineyard, he had some strong words for nsa leaker edward snowden. now snowden's father is hitting back. cnn's dan lothian is in martha's vineyard with more. good morning, dan. >> reporter: good morning, carol. well, you know, for the president, yes, he's on vacation but it's always a working vacation, and he can't escape the snowden case. the nsa leaker's father delivering a harsh rebuke while at the time strongly defending his son and insisting that the light and the truth will shine through. president obama in vacation mode, on a martha's vineyard golf course, showing a bit of frustration after missing a putt. while nsa leaker edward snowden's father appeared on a sunday morning talk show taking aim at the president and a republican congressman who has labeled his son a traitor. >> my son has spoken the truth. he has sacrificed more than either the president of the united states or peter king have ever in their political careers or their american lives. >> reporter: lon sno
rebuke of the egyptian government. wendell goler is with the president on martha's vineyard tonight. >> reporter: egypt's most violent day since the ouster of hosni maubarak pulled the president out of vacation briefly and said the u.s. will boycott joint exercises that had been set next month. >> our traditional cooperation cannot continue as usual when civilians are being killed in the streets and rights are being rolled back. >> reporter: the biannual exercises began two years after the egypt-israel peace treaty and once a mainstay of the relationship and haven't been held since 2009 because of the continue i continuing instability. here on martha's vineyard, president obama has spent time on the phone with the national security team and briefed by the national security advisor but hasn't co hasn't -- talking about egypt's problems. >> reporter: they both have accused him of supporting the other side and so have his critics in this country. >> the president has put his thumb down on the scale on the side of the muslim brotherhood. this will resonate all over egypt and not do us a
you think about the response of the president's statements today from martha's vineyards that's being repeated? >> it's a sign of declining u.s. influence. it's part of the inability to see through to what america's real interests are. and in the case of the past couple weeks, the fact he has put a thumb on the scale in egypt on behalf of the muslim brotherhood. he did it again today essentially blaming the military and interpret government for the violence. a very slight criticism of the muslim brotherhood for torching scores of churches. but basically he blames the military in the cancellation of this military exercise aimed directly at the military. >> we look at what's going on in the streets. we see the battle between the muslim brotherhood and the military. this is a big problem for israel. it's like sitting on a powerer for israel. >> this is one of the critical u.s. interests. the camp david peace acord between egypt and israel be upheld by both sides. that means you need a government in egypt committed to the camp david agreement and that's prepared to uphold it it. neither o
to the situation in egypt from martha's vineyard where he is on vacation . he condemned the violence, but stopped short of calling it a coup or announcing cuts to the $1.5 billion in aid to egypt's military. >> while we want to sustain our relationship with egypt, our traditional cooperation cannot continue as usual when civilians are being killed in the streets and rights are being rolled back. as a result, this morning we notified the egyptian government that we are canceling our biannual joint military exercise , which was scheduled for next month. going forward i have asked my team to assess the implications of the actions taken by the interim government and further steps that we may take as necessary with respect to the u.s.-egyptian relation. >> the state department spokesperson said the administration is reviewing aid to egypt and all forms. we will get an update from cairo with sharif abdel kouddous later .n the broadcast the washington post reports the national security agency has broken privacy rules or overstepped its legal authority thousands of times each year since it was given broa
own people. martha is in the middle east with the latest. >> he is the man at the center of the horror. brutal dictator who the vice president said today is undeniably responsible for gasing his own innocent people. >> there is no doubt who is responsible for the heinous use of chemical weapons in syria. syrian regime. >> tonight there seems no question that the u.s. is ready to strike a punishing blow to assad. u.s. war ships in place. cruise ship at the ready target in syria selected. >> come ready to go like that. >> we are ready to go like tha that. >> but what might assad do in response? syrian regime has hundreds of tons of mustard gas and large stock pile of a missiles and rocket and thousands of powerful asked missile that could reach any target in neighboring israel. today here in israel a run on gas mask. requests increasing fore foley. rael prime minister saying israel is ready for any scenario. and if we identify anything attempt whatsoever to harm us we will respond in strength. there is no one stronger in this region. nuclear armed israel has the mot
and recess. the president is doing his weeklong vacation at mothers -- at martha's vineyard. the muslim brotherhood is calling for a demo stretch and in cairo to protest the death toll yesterday. now at 421. another 3500 were injured. 43 policemen and a western journalist among those killed. it is thursday morning, august 15. ahead on the "washington journal ," your reaction to the latest development in egypt and what the u.s. response should be. you should join the conversation at (202) 585-3880, our line for republicans. (202) 585-3881 for democrats. we also have our line for independents at (202) 585-3882. join us on facebook, send us a tweet, or e-mail address, journal@c-span.org. at somegin with a look of the headlines from outside the u.s., the "guardian" newspaper -- egypt's bloody crackdown. when the story first went to prince, the death toll was 200 78. overnight, the death toll has been updated to 421. there is this from the "miami killed asundreds egypt's forces storm the protest camps. a similar headline from "usa today," egypt the reps in chaos. -- a reps and chaos. from th
it all. >> reporter: good morning to you. before president obama begins his vacation here in martha's vineyard, he will stop in orlando to speak with disabled veterans. edward snowden has everyone talking today. it comes after a news conference on friday announcing snowden played a role in the timing that he wants to enact new measures to enact the surveillance program. the president announced working with congress to reform the nsa program that collects telephone data mandating more transparency by the court. creating a team of private citizens including activists to review the program. chuck todd asked president obama if snowden is a leaker or a patriot. here is what he had to say. take a listen. >> i don't think he was a patriot. as i said in my opening remarks, i called for a thorough review of our surveillance operations before mr. snowden made the leaks. >> reporter: now president obama also, for the first time, addressed his decision not to meet with russia's president, vladimir putin on the sidelines of the g-20 summit. a number of factors went into that decision, including
. martha: bye, everybody. jenna: we start off with a fox news alert and a state of emergency declared in egypt today. the acting egyptian government announced this will last one month and be in effect across that country. what that means, the armed force, the military is now ordered to help enforce security. this is following violence as police moved in to break up those camps that have been supporting the former president who is aligned with muslim brotherhood. his name, mohammed morsi. we're getting reports of dozens killed, not only protesters but also police as well as more reports of christians being targeted inside that country. a live report from the middle east moments from now. >>> first right now, brand new stories and breaking news. jon: a disaster for ups to tell you about. one of its cargo planes crashing just outside of the airport in birmingham, alabama. there were no survivors. >>> a zoom ba instructor at center of a prostitution scandal in maine is back in court. what a lex sis wright is doing now. >>> hollywood star power making emotional plea. what they want may pre
martha: man bitten by wolf? bill: yeah. martha: woman swimming with whales. very active show today, like "national geographic" today. bill: i will be in washington tomorrow. you're in new york on stand by for anything that happens. martha: i will be on bill o'reilly tonight. "happening now" starts right now >> i have a dream. jon: five decades after dr. martin luther king, jr. spoke at the lincoln memorial, president obama and other dignitaries will stand on the same steps to commemorate the march on washington, the same steps where dr. king delivered his "i have a dream" speech to a quarter of a million people and thousands are expected to gather there today. we will have much more on today's events throughout our time on the air. >> top story now. a fox news alert. preparations for a strike on syria. right now u.s.-led air or missile strikes, they're looking all but certainty point. the timing is still unclear but the obama administration is working out we're told all the details. the u.n. security council, set for a showdown. and britain is saying it will put forward a resolutio
on hold. wendell goler is in martha's vineyard where the family is vacationing. hello, wendell. >> reporter: hello, shannon. not a lot of criticism of president obama's decision to cancel the summit meeting. arizona republican senator john mccain called it a symbolic move. he said he was fine with it, but he's not fine with the russian-american relationship. he said putin put his thumb in america's eye when he granted asylum to snowden and said the u.s. need to be a lot tougher with russia. >> we need to expand the act that holds people accountable who commit human rights violations within russia. we need to move to bring georgia into nato. we need to continue and restore our efforts for defensive missile systems in europe which we had basically drawn back. >> reporter: even though president obama and putin are talking, other u.s. and russian officials are. secretary of state kerry and secretary of defense chuck hagel met with russian counterparts on friday at the state department. there were no break throughs on syria or europe missile defense. the russia said later the u.s. o
. >> you know, i want to go back to the president's news conference martha's vineyard, took time out from his vacation to denounce the violence we've been showing on our screen. what he didn't denounce were the attacks on coptic christians and these christian churches, the coptic pope is in hiding, a great many christians as well. and yet no denouncetion from this president. why is that? >> you know, gregg, i actually think the president did a good job this week in martha's vineyard when he talked about this issue. we didn't come out and say that the islamists won the election and they should be in charge. that's a good movement from this president. i think it's a very difficult time when you have so much violence going on and you have to remember that he was speaking right after many people, 600, 7 ooshgs 00, 800, are being reported killed. he should have said the violence against the christians in egypt is absolutely unacceptable as well, but i think he got it right in balance and that hew l denounce that violence against the christians. but let's be clear. there's violence going on on
at all. >> i'm joined by martha raddatz. this crisis has been unfolding for months, and it's a case-study in u.s. impotence. when the brotherhood is in, the u.s. tries to press the brotherhood to open up. they don't. the president condemns the crackdown. that makes no difference either. >> we seem to have no leverage in egypt. we have seen no change. everything the u.s. asks for, nothing happens. that's what's happened over the last few weeks. military to military, they're trying to influence them, back off, don't go into the camps. they go in and they do it. the president has not taken away, made any indication he will take away the $1.3 billion in military aid, and i don't think you'll see the president try to take that away. they're trying to get a plan together before congress comes back. what do we do, but right now there is no plan or leverage except for military equipment. >> but you see more cause of senators mccain and graham, saying it's time to suspend aid. and if the military continues, the crackdown, won't the u.s. be forced into that position? >> that's the question. w
travels to martha's vine yard for vacation. >> i've been to the restaurant. >> is it good? >> terrific. yeah, trendy indian food. >> the president only takes the first lady to the best spots. i'm sure. >> sure they enjoyed it. >> all eyes on new jersey for the mystery winners to come forward to claim the rest of the massive powerball jackpot. a minnesota man who bought one of three tickets stepped up and got his share of $448 million prize. 45-year-old paul white, project engineer who said he has been waiting for this day his entire life. >> we went through them and sure enough they were right. i said i will have to call you back later. and i went -- "whoo!" and ran around the office. >> divorced father of two of teenagers. he wl take home $58 million after taxes. >> oh, to be paul. >> he didn't waste a minute. >> good for him. came right forward. yep, me. >> everyone has a different philosophy. do you hold back? hire a couple people? attorneys, financial advisers before you come out so you have somebody in your ear telling you what to do and what to say before you go into the public.
. >>> the first naem family is eng time off at martha's vineyard. the republicans all owned their vacation get-aways and the democrats rented. the reagan's california ranch sold for $5 million in 1998. the main home at george h.w. bush compound in kennebunkport, maine, worth $8 million. the clintons spent two summers at steven spielberg's east hampton home estimated worth $45 million. george w. bush bought his crawford ranch in 1999 for over a million. obamas staying at 7.6 million estate in martha's vineyard. senior year of high school, i was promoted to city court staff commander, i held the rank of cadet brigadier general. i was head of chicago rotc. i want to be a us citizen and i want to be a marine, i'm gonna be a marine, because i care. i care about this country. i care about those around me, i care about my family, my neighbors. you know, i do want to give back, i believe one hundred percent in what this country stands for. let me earn it, you know, let me serve. i just want an opportunity, i just want a chance. to, to show everyone out there that, i am, american and that i will honora
-day family vacation this afternoon. even on martha's vineyard there was no break from the ongoing debate about his administration's controversial program. >> although i understand the necessity of them for my own protection, i'm concerned that there is no control as to how far they go. >> i am more concerned about safety of the country than any individual liberties. >> on friday the president tried to calm the public by announcing new measures aimed at enhancing transparency and strengthening oversight and the program that governs them. >> we can be more transparent. >> there is sharp disagreement. some are encouraged -- >> i like the fact that steps have been announced, but we won't know for sure whether or not they go far enough. >> it probably is important to have transparency so people can get on board with the program. >> others remain deeply skeptical. >> disappointed and i don't think we should fight against that. we have to push obama to do better. it's not good enough. >> it's mostly overly a threat to democracy and the threat to the basic principles of the republic for the amer
supporters of the muslim brotherhood this week alone. we go live to martha's vineyard where president obama continues his vacation. any sign from the administration of what they will or even perhaps what they will not do next? >> well, craig, good afternoon. the administration at this point is not signaling any major shift in policy when it comes to egypt. we know that president obama has been briefed daily by his national security adviser susan rice, who is vacationing here on martha's vineyard with him. and of course this past week president obama announced that he would be canceling joint military operations between the u.s. and egypt that were scheduled to take place next month. this was a strong, symbolic rebuke to military for their inability to really get this situation under control in egypt and to get the unrest under control in egypt. but what the administration has not announced is that they will be withholding or withdrawing that $1.3 billion in military aid that they give to egypt every year, and that is really the united states' largest point of leverage at this point in time.
to be a matter of whether the u.s. will strike syria but when. abc's martha raddatz is in the region this morning and has the latest on the crisis in syria. >> reporter: he is the man at the center of the horror, a brutal dictator who the vice president said is undeniably responsible for gassing his own innocent people. >> there is no doubt who is responsible for this heinous use of chemical weapons in syria -- the syrian regime. >> reporter: there seems no question that the u.s. is ready to strike a punishing blow to assad. u.s. warships are in place, cruise missiles at the ready, the targets in syria selected. >> if the order comes, you are ready to go -- like that? >> we are ready to go like that. >> reporter: what might assad do in response? the syrian regime has hundreds of tons of mustard gas and large stock piles of sarin. add to that 100,000 missiles and rockets including thousand of powerful scud missiles which could reach any target in neighboring israel. here in israel, a run on gas masks, requests increasing fourfold. israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu saying israel is ready fo
, a continuing resolution to fund the government expiring -- martha, i'm wondering if you can talk about what the obama administration is proposing in early childhood, what the administration is wanting to see , and maybe how they are working to get congress to take up these issues when it is hard to get funding bills going at this point. >> one thing to be clear -- the cuts in headstart and sequestration in general were very much not the administration's plan. you're very much trying to put ourselves on a path to reverse that. moreover, our plan for early education is very much one of investment. investment in head start, not only making sure that programs can keep up with the cost of inflation and not have to make choices that were described, but also to build out a new early head start childcare partnership so some of the best things about head start can be brought to the broader childcare subsidy system and we can raise the quality of early childhood for those infants and toddlers. we have proposed a large investment in home visiting, which is in place right now, but the money is temporar
this afternoon, but even on martha's vineyard there was no break from the ongoing debate about his administration's controversial surveillance program. >> although i understand the necessity of them, for my own protection, i'm concerned that there are no controls how far they go. >> more concerned about the safety and safety of the country than any individual liberties. >> reporter: on friday the president tried to calm the public fear by announcing new measures aimed at enhancing transparency and strengthening oversight. >> we can and must be more transparent. >> reporter: but across the country today, there's still sharp disagreement. some say they are encouraged. >> we won't know for sure until they're implemented whether they go far enough. >> probably important to have transparency so people can get onboard with the program. >> reporter: others remain deeply skeptical. >> very disappointed, and, yeah i think we should fight against that. i think we have to push obama to do better. it's not good enough. >> i think mostly overly intrusive and a threat to democracy and a threat to the basic pri
developments. kyla? >> reporter: dave, the white house is holding a press conference right now from martha's vineyard where the president is on vacation. we're going to take a live look at the press conference. this white house spokesman said a few moments ago that the u.s. strongly condemns the use of violence in ejit. he said the world -- egypt. he said the world is watching and is telling both sides to refrain from using violence. this is in response to the deadly crashes in egypt. egyptian security forces used bulldozerses, weapons to clear camps. the egyptian health ministry says 95 people are dead and close to 900 others injured. the dratters are calling -- the demonstrators are calling for the reinstatement of mohammed morsi. egyptian lived under emergency law for decades. when police powers were extended and constitutional rights of sit stens were sus -- citizens were suspended. the white house says the u.s. strongly opposes the state of emergency. they know the rights of citizens will be restricted. he also says the lines of communication between egypt and the u.s. remain, steady.
surveillance of u.s. citizens. wendell goler is live in martha's vineyard where the president is on vacation. wendell. >> reporter: greg, so far, the white house is referring questions to the national security agency which says it sometimes makes mistakes but there are a small percentage of phone calls and e-mails the agency tracks. washington reporter broke the story based on 2012 internal nsa audit leaked to him by edward snowden who was granted asylum in russia. not all the improper information collection is a mistake. >> they're accidental but a lot of people are being found to not be exercising due diligence, some knowingly violating standard operating procedures and in a few cases, serious violations of law. >> the audit also indicates the nsa decided not tell its oversight staff about some mista mistaken data collection and members of this congressional oversight committees get much less detail than was contained in the leaked audit. california i diane fin dianne fs they should do more and verify tha nsa's operations are appropriate. patrick leahe promised they will hold hearings in r
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